Kazakh ventures to gain access to Alibaba, eBay
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec.23
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Kazakhstan’s ventures will enter international market having received the access to the electronic trading floors such as Alibaba.com, eBay.com, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Trade and Integration Bakhyt Sultanov said, Trend reports with reference to Kazakh media.
According to Sultanov, School for internet-exporters was launched in Kazakhstan, main goal of which is to develop and increase the number Kazakh goods manufacturers operating at international electronic trading floors.
“Together with Alibaba and Atameken Chamber of Entrepreneurship Support we have selected 50 ventures, which we are supporting in entering electronic trading, and are allocating resources to do so. We have helped to obtain the corresponding Alibaba certificates. Starting from January, 2020 some 50 ventures will be granted access to the international floor with the ‘Golden Supplier’ status, and six companies have already been granted access to eBay и Etsy,” Sultanov said.
He added that another 50 Kazakh companies will be granted access to the Alibaba platform before the end of 2019.
“This will allow us to create Kazakh pavilion on this site. These 100 gold certificates will form a pool sufficient for our country to be represented as a pavilion,” Sultanov said.
On August 26, 2019, the ministry signed an agreement on mutual cooperation between the ministry and the largest online retailer in Russia, Wildberries, which provides for the participation of Kazakh exporters in international trade using e-commerce channels in all areas of Wildberries' presence.
As noted by Sultanov following the agreement signing, implementation of similar work with other foreign internet sites to promote Kazakh goods for export was being planned.
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